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Pissed off: They forced us to get blotto at work, say Pernod Ricard staff

They claim there is ‘constant pressure’ to booze with customers at promotions in bars, clubs and bullfighting festivals

Henry Samuel

Pernod Ricard, the French drinks company, is facing court action accused of piling “constant pressure” on staff to consume alcohol on the job.

Known for popularising pastis, the anise-flavoured aperitif, Pernod Ricard is the world’s second-biggest spirits maker and posted record sales in 2018.

One current and two former employees have accused the group of strong-arming them into drinking at work as part of a drive to increase sales, leading to addiction, poor health and, in one case, hallucinations...

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